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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Oleaceae
Tribus: Oleeae
Subtribus: Oleinae
Genus: Forestiera
Species: F. acuminata – F. ligustrina – F. neomexicana – F. pubescens – F. rhamnifolia – F. segregata
Name

Forestiera Poir.

Forestiera is a genus of flowering plants in the olive family, Oleaceae. Members of the genus are often called swampprivets.[3][4] Most are shrubs.

There are about 20 species, native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, Ecuador and the southern half of the United States.[2][5] Phylogenetics indicate that Forestiera is sister to Hesperelaea, an extinct North American lineage.[6]

Species include:[3][7]

Forestiera acuminata (Michx.) Poir. – eastern swampprivet - central and southeastern United States
Forestiera angustifolia Torr. – narrowleaf forestiera, Texas forestiera, Texas swampprivet - Texas, northeastern Mexico
Forestiera cartaginensis Donn. Central America, southern Mexico
Forestiera corollata Cornejo & Wallander Guatemala
Forestiera durangensis Standl. - Durango
Forestiera ecuadorensis Cornejo & Bonifaz - Ecuador
Forestiera eggersiana Krug & Urban – inkbush - Puerto Rico, Leeward Islands
Forestiera godfreyi L.C. Anders. – Godfrey's swampprivet - Florida, Georgia, South Carolina
Forestiera isabelae Hammel & Cornejo - Costa Rica
Forestiera ligustrina (Michx.) Poir. – upland swamp-privet - Texas, southeastern United States
Forestiera macrocarpa Brandegee - Baja California Sur
Forestiera phillyreoides (Benth.) Torr. in W.H.Emory - central and southern Mexico
Forestiera pubescens Nutt. – downy forestiera, stretchberry - southwestern United States, northern Mexico
Forestiera racemosa S.Watson - Nuevo León
Forestiera reticulata Torr. – netleaf swampprivet - western Texas
Forestiera rhamnifolia Griseb. – caca ravet - Central America, West Indies, southern Mexico, Isla Socorro
Forestiera segregata Krug & Urban – Florida swampprivet - Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, much of West Indies including Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Cayman Islands
Forestiera selleana Urb. & Ekman - Hispaniola
Forestiera shrevei Standl. – desert olive - Arizona
Forestiera tomentosa S.Watson - central and southern Mexico

References

"Forestiera Poir". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Forestiera Poir". ITIS Standard Reports. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
Forestiera. USDA PLANTS.
Forestiera pubescens. The Jepson eFlora 2013.
Zedane, L.; Hong-Wa, C.; Murienne, J.; Jeziorski, C.; Baldwin, B.G.; Besnard, G. (2016). "Museomics illuminate the history of an extinct, paleoendemic plant lineage (Hesperelaea, Oleaceae) known from an 1875 collection from Guadalupe Island, Mexico" (PDF). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 117 (1): 44–57. doi:10.1111/bij.12509. ISSN 0024-4066.
"Species Records of Forestiera". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-02-24.

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